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Problem #2: Challenging a Fact

April 23, 2012

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Here’s another problem some of my clients have experienced with The Work: challenging the validity of a fact. Mistaking something that has actually happened as the cause of their woe, they try to put this truth up to inquiry. And they come up feeling quite confused. Here’s an example. Joe doesn’t call Sarah, even though […]

Problems with The Work

April 18, 2012

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As you go throughout this month spring cleaning your mind, you may, sometimes, find yourself stuck when you’re dealing with your lizard thoughts. Although you know that once you find a lizard thought, all you have to do is ask four questions and then do the Turnaround, sometimes challenges present themselves and it can be […]

Mopping

April 13, 2012

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So many lizard thoughts to clean up, so little time. Here’s another example as you spring clean your mind. Lizard thought: Just because you have a lot of clients now doesn’t mean you always will. It won’t be long before your business dries up and you won’t have any. See how sneaky Blanche is? Even when […]

Dusting

April 10, 2012

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Ever since I became a mom, my lizard has found an entirely new area of my life to ruthlessly critique. In her typical fashion, Blanche has found a number of creative ways to try and convince me that her typical lack and attack fears are true. Last week, I shared some of my lizard’s fears […]

Spring Clean Your Mind: Part One

April 2, 2012

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An inspiring mentor of mine once wisely advised me that before starting anything, I should put a plan in place to outline and assess how I was going to achieve it. As someone who likes to get started on a new endeavor ASAP (I really don’t have a procrastinating bone in my body), this was […]

Spring Clean Your Mind

April 1, 2012

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This spring, as you tackle the ubiquitous list of cleaning to-do’s, I’d like to challenge you to another task. I’d like you to spring clean your mind. Now, I’m not trying to convince you to rid yourself of dirty thoughts (what fun would that be?) But rather, I’d like you to learn, through some discipline […]

Challenge #6: Healthy boundaries and your Lizard

August 22, 2011

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So you’ve figured out when someone has crossed your line. You’ve identified situations where you realize one of your personal boundaries has been crossed. You’re starting to notice how very reliable that Body Compass is and have even gotten into the habit of gauging who and what makes you uncomfortable. Great job. That was the […]